Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Ingonish Beach, NS - B0C 1L0
Type: Parks
(902) 224-2306
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a stunning natural reserve located on the northern tip of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. Established in 1936, it covers an area of approximately 950 square kilometers and is known for its rugged coastline, dramatic cliffs, lush forests, and diverse wildlife.

The park offers visitors a wide range of outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, fishing, and kayaking. There are over 20 trails of varying difficulty levels, allowing visitors to explore the park's diverse landscapes, from coastal headlands and boreal forests to river canyons and waterfalls. One of the most popular trails is the Skyline Trail, which offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

In addition to its natural beauty, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is also home to a rich cultural heritage, with traces of Mi'kmaq, Acadian, and Scottish history evident throughout the park. Visitors can learn about the region's indigenous and settler communities through interpretive exhibits, guided tours, and cultural events.

Whether you're seeking outdoor adventure, scenic drives, or cultural exploration, Cape Breton Highlands National Park offers a truly unforgettable experience amidst some of Canada's most spectacular landscapes.

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Opening Hours Spring and Fall
Everyday: 9 am to 5 pm

Everyday: 8:30 am to 7 pm
Fees Free admission

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